In these days, Venezuela is suffering the consequences of a very serious economic crisis. The increase in violence and the constant looting to what still remains in some stores and supermarkets, are the daily reality of Venezuelans. People wait in line for hours everyday to buy some of the most essential goods, such as butter, but in most cases they leave empty- handed and completely desperate. Often there are food riots sometimes turning deadly.
The same happens in other areas – Due to nationwide electricity rationing, neighborhoods go without power for up to 12 hours a day. This generates chaos in public transport, transit, in the normal functioning of institutions/ services and everything in general.
The situation is particularly critical in hospitals, where patients are deprived of treatment because the machines do not work during the rationalization period.
The voices of protest against the President to resign are increasingly numerous. Critics refer socialist policies -Like expropriation of farms and food processing plants, plus subsidies that make food artificially cheap and discourage production – As the main cause of all the trouble.
On the other side, President Nicolás Maduro blames the opposition claiming they are hoarding food and bombing power plants.